Archive for January, 2006

Citizen Media – Finding Sustainable Models, Lessons

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Dan Gilmor’s Bayosphere citizen media project is generating some good lessons even though it is isn’t taking off as he had hoped. In his letter to Bayosphere readers/participants he lays out the hard slog. He is now focused on his new Center for Citizen Media.
For over a decade I’ve been subsidizing the time I [...]

Media Beast v. Comment Monster

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

After a holiday season with a handful of less than festive postings on the St. Paul Issues Forum (it is much better now), I can appreciate the challenge media sites and blogs face with comments and civility. At E-Democracy.Org we use real names and posting volume restrictions (2 posts in 24 hours per person) as [...]

Connecting in Los Angeles – Tue Jan. 17

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

I’ll be near LA visiting family starting late next week. On Tuesday, January 17 I’ll be in LA proper and drop in on friends at the Center for Governmental Studies. They have been involved with e-democracy in the U.S. as long as anyone. I might have time to connect with other e-democracy [...]

BBC – Year of the Digital Citizen

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

The year of the digital citizen – By Jo Twist
2005 was arguably the year citizens really started to do it for themselves. Raising mobiles aloft, they did not just talk and text, they snapped, shared and reported the world around them.

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